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Attendance and Punctuality

Regular attendance and punctuality are vital attributes for all employees. It is important for employees to attend work regularly and to arrive at work on time, because failure to do so detrimentally affects employee morale and productivity. Absenteeism or tardiness that is excessive or unauthorized in the judgment of the University is grounds for disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

The University´s leave of absence policies describe an employee´s responsibilities for reporting absences from work. Departments may also have guidelines for reporting leaves of absence or for calling work if an employee will be late for work. Employees who are unsure of the requirements for reporting a leave of absence or calling their department when they expect to be late for work should ask a supervisor for assistance. If an employee fails to notify the University of his/her absence for three consecutive workdays, it will be considered job abandonment and may constitute termination of employment.